Our historic vehicle collection

As one of the world’s oldest and largest ambulance services we have a unique, long and interesting history. This history is supported by a large collection of historical items which have been amassed over the years and which form the basis of our Historic Collection.

The collection includes plans, documents, books, equipment, badges, medals, uniforms and, most importantly, over 20 ambulances.

The ambulances in the collection range from early hand or horse-drawn carriages up to more modern vehicles from the 1980s and 1990s. Our collection holds an example of an ambulance that would have attended almost every major incident and emergency in London in the last 100 years.

Our collection is run and maintained largely by volunteers from within the London Ambulance Service, some of whom even used the vehicles and equipment when it was in service. The collection can provide not only a classic ambulance, but also an experienced member of staff in period dress, which creates a memorable attraction for any event.

Vehicles, uniforms and medical equipment are available for hire to the film and television industries as well as weddings and other public engagements.

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